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FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 4:00pm PST
. and the tracking of people here on visas. president obama set to talk about immigration reform tomorrow in las vegas. and the white house says this senate plan is a big deal. >> the president believes it's very important that we move forward on comprehensive immigration reform. it's the right thing to do for the country, for our economy. it's the right thing to do out of fairness to the middle class. to make sure that everyone plays by the same set of rules. >> but republican senator ted cruise of texas says he has deep concerns with proposed path to citizenship. and another texas republican, congress lamar smith says by granting amnesty the senate proposal actually compounds the problem by encouraging more illegal immigration. our latest fox news poll shows 66% of americans say they do, indeed, support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. but only if they take steps like paying back taxes, learning english and passing bad ground checks. cac is -- carl cameron is is on it on capitol hill this evening. calling it amnesty. >> the last time congress took um immigration reform twice du
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 10:00pm PST
illegal immigrants 20 years from now. >> president obama gave a speech about immigration reform at american university in nl july of 2009 and listened to the speech. at the time, he had a democratic house and a democrat senate. why would he not take advantage and do immigration reform? is it because you can't move multiple bills through congress you? can't eat and chew gum at the same time? or wasn't his heart in it? >> he promised immigration reform in the first year of his presidency and he led off with obamacare and that took all the oxygen out of the room. >> couldn't he do both? >> obamacare took the whole year, the place was divided and bitter. and all the political capital he had in that first year of his presidency, he picked the most divisive issue he could find, rather than bringing us together, he passed a bill on party-line votes, corn husker kickback, louisiana purchase, behind closed door, not one republican voted for it in the senate, if he focused on comprehensive immigration reform in a bipartisan fashion, it would have been done in 2009. >> couldn't they have b
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 7:00pm PST
. i don't need a lecture from barack obama about bipartisanship. he was never very good at it in the senate. if you speak tomorrow about immigration reform, i hope you don't suggest you're going to take a pathway to citizenship and delink it from the border. and if you do, you know what will happen, 20 million illegal immigrants years from now. >> greta: in 2009 i listened to the speech and at the time a democratic house and democratic senate. why would he not take time for immigration reform. because you can't move multiple bills through congress and eat and chew gum at the same time or wasn't his heart in it. >> in 2008 he promised immigration reform in the first year of his presidency and led off with obamacare and that took all the oxygen out of the room. >> greta: he can't do both? >> by the time obamacare was done, took the whole year and the place was divided and bitter. and all the political capital we had in that first year of his presidency, he picked the most divisive issue he could find, rather than bringing us together. he passed a bill on party line votes,
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
carolina's lindsey graham, marco rubio of florida and jeff flake of arizona. this comes as president obama flies to las vegas to outline his vision for immigration. senator durbin says immigration reform, a comprehensive plan is long overdue. >> we are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law we can live with. we've virtually going for 25 years without a clear statement about immigration policy. that is unacceptable in this nation of immigrants. >> reporter: the plan also calls for easier entry for immigrants who have math, science and engineering skills. bill? bill: there is a lot of politics laced to this entire issue. how do the politics figure into this proposal, steve? >> reporter: first it comes during an important window of opportunity before the midterm elections of 2014 get underway, before all the campaigning gets underway. it comes just after president obama was reelected partly because of the strong support of latinos, the fastest growing minority group in the u.s. senator john mccain acknowledged that reality yesterday. >> give y
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